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"Junk" Twitter emails
« on: October 28, 2015, 10:30:50 AM »
Over the past few months I keep getting emails from various people I don't know on "Twitter", but I don't use Twitter and have no intention of joining.

I try to "Bounce" each msg back - but it always comes back with an undeliverable mail message.

I am on Windows 10 - how can I block all Twitter messages?

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Re: "Junk" Twitter emails
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2015, 10:35:42 AM »
I get 'em all the time from local TV stations and Aussie politicians.... I've never been on twitter!

Just delete them, that's all I do.
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Re: "Junk" Twitter emails
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2015, 10:50:48 AM »
I don't know which email client you use, or if you use web mail, but some clients allow you to say that a message is spam. It then filters all these messages to your spam folder and then deletes them.
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Re: "Junk" Twitter emails
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2015, 01:31:08 PM »
I don't know which email client you use, or if you use web mail, but some clients allow you to say that a message is spam. It then filters all these messages to your spam folder and then deletes them.

Hi Malc,
I use Incredimail "wrapped" round Gmail - so will have a look into both to see if I can do as you say.

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Re: "Junk" Twitter emails
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2015, 07:47:36 PM »
One thing you should not do with 'unwanted mail', is acknowledge its existence in any way. If an email is 'bounced', it is letting the sender know that the email address is a real one, so you are then leaving yourself open to even more 'unwanted mail'. The senders of these emails have no idea whether the email addresses they are using are real or not - their computers just generate hundreds/thousands of addresses and some of them will turn out to be real addresses. I know it can be a pain in the proverbial, but just delete them if your email client does not put them in the 'spam' bin. As has been suggested, most email programmes can be taught what is spam and what is not. Incidentally, I use 'Yahoo' and 'Gmail'. Yahoo gets about 3 spam emails a day, whilst I am unlucky if I get 3 a week with Gmail.  :)
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Re: "Junk" Twitter emails
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2015, 07:58:13 PM »
Your lucky. I use yahoo mail and get on average in my spam folder 70/80 per day :(

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99% of these are US based, I just delete the lot :thumbsup:

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Re: "Junk" Twitter emails
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2015, 08:00:45 PM »
If an email is 'bounced', it is letting the sender know that the email address is a real one
Er - wrong way around ...

If an email 'bounces', it's because it has failed to deliver.  Therefore the sender knows the address is not valid.  Been this way since ... well, since at least 1992, when I did X.400 training !

See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bounce_message

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Re: "Junk" Twitter emails
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2015, 08:16:00 PM »

Er - wrong way around ...

If an email 'bounces', it's because it has failed to deliver.  Therefore the sender knows the address is not valid.  Been this way since ... well, since at least 1992, when I did X.400 training !

See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bounce_message

Thanks for that Mike. Maybe I got my reply a bit wrong, however,  (taken from the wiki item quoted - "a bounce, is an automated electronic mail message from a mail system informing the sender of another message about a delivery problem". I started reading the article but gave up when my brain started hurting  :). If a 'bounce' is an automated response, how does one set up an automatic 'bounce'? Just curious.  :confused2:

What I should have said originally, is do not reply to any unwanted email - that way you are showing that your email address is real. David.
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Re: "Junk" Twitter emails
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2015, 08:23:41 PM »
Your lucky. I use yahoo mail and get on average in my spam folder 70/80 per day :(

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99% of these are US based, I just delete the lot :thumbsup:

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Re: "Junk" Twitter emails
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2015, 08:26:48 PM »
I use Incredimail "wrapped" round Gmail.
For my gmail account I use Thunderbird and filter out any senders that I don't want to receive messages from. Works fairly well.

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Re: "Junk" Twitter emails
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2015, 09:49:05 PM »
I use Thunderbird and my ISP is ntlworld (part of the Virgin empire) I don't get any spam unless you count the very occasional (less than 1 a month) one from a bank I've never dealt with presumably my ISP copes with it if any appears.
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Re: "Junk" Twitter emails
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2015, 10:09:42 AM »
One thing you should not do with 'unwanted mail', is acknowledge its existence in any way. If an email is 'bounced', it is letting the sender know that the email address is a real one, so you are then leaving yourself open to even more 'unwanted mail'. The senders of these emails have no idea whether the email addresses they are using are real or not - their computers just generate hundreds/thousands of addresses and some of them will turn out to be real addresses. I know it can be a pain in the proverbial, but just delete them if your email client does not put them in the 'spam' bin. As has been suggested, most email programmes can be taught what is spam and what is not. Incidentally, I use 'Yahoo' and 'Gmail'. Yahoo gets about 3 spam emails a day, whilst I am unlucky if I get 3 a week with Gmail.  :)

Beat me to it.


Get a G Mail account, flag is as Spam, it stays in the spam folder for 30days then gets deleted automatically.

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Re: "Junk" Twitter emails
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2015, 10:12:46 AM »
You don't have to have a twitter account to get their emails, what has probably happened is that someone somewhere has allowed Twitter to scrape their PC, and your e-mail address was on it.
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Re: "Junk" Twitter emails
« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2015, 08:38:10 PM »
What's Twitter ?   :D
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Re: "Junk" Twitter emails
« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2015, 10:16:16 PM »
What's Twitter ?   :D

Another of those "soshul meeja" crapplications  like faecesbook, best avoided if you want to keep your sanity - and privacy. Skype is much better for keeping in touch, especially  if you managed to not upgrade it when Microsloth got their hands on it and add cr@p to it (I'm still running V6.22 from 2014).
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